David F. Strong, PhD., LLD.
CEO, Chairman, Director
David F. Strong, PhD, DSC, LLD, FRSC, KSJ of Victoria, B.C. has a distinguished career as an academic, entrepreneur and scientist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Honorary Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. His many distinctions include the Canadian Institute of Mining Distinguished Service Award, an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from St. Francis Xavier University. Dr, Strong is the founding President and Vice-Chancellor of University Canada West, past President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Victoria, B.C, and a former Vice President Academic at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A highly respected geoscientist, he has served on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, the Research Council of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, the Standing Advisory Committee on University Research of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and the Advisory Councils on Science and Technology for the Premiers of both Newfoundland and British Columbia.
Victor A. French, M.Sc., P.Geo.
COO, President, Director
Victor French of Bay Roberts, NL holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology, is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in Newfoundland and Labrador, a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, and a life member of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada . During a 50+ year career, he has worked in the mining industry as a senior manager in an open pit mining operation and as an exploration consultant to the industry with expertise in gold and silver exploration. He is also on the board of several NL based, private natural resource companies.
Michael Thicke, M.Sc. P.Geo.
Michael Thicke of Vancouver, B.C. has 30 years of global exploration experience for a variety of commodities and expertise exploring for porphyry copper systems. He has extensive experience in porphyry exploration throughout South America with Rio Algom (now BHP Billiton) and he was a member of the team that discovered the large scale Spence porphyry copper deposit. Mr. Thicke and his fellow team members were awarded the prestigious Prospector of the Year Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in 1998. The Spence deposit commenced production in 2006. More recently, Mr. Thicke was a senior member of BHP Billiton’s Global Porphyry Exploration group, leading teams for the exploration and evaluation of porphyry deposits.
Director, Environmental Advisor
Mr. Butler of Bishop’s Falls, NL is the owner and operator of Hi-Point Industries, a highly successful peat producer and manufacturing business. In 2006 Mr. Butler was presented the Exporter of the Year Award by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in recognition of over 2 decades of servicing the International Petroleum Industry through a worldwide distribution network in 28 countries. He has also been the recipient of other awards from various organizations including the Manufacturing Association and Environmental Industry Association. With extensive experience in the prevention and control of environmental hazards, Mr. Butler’s expertise and products have helped mitigate environmental damage at major spills such as the Alaskan Valdez spill, the Iron Baron spill in Australia and a catastrophic spill in Uruguay.
George Gale, PhD., P.Eng.
George H. Gale (BAEd, BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng) of Codroy, NL has worked in mineral deposits studies and exploration since 1964. He has been involved in the discovery of industrial mineral deposits in Newfoundland and Manitoba, volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits in Manitoba and a copper-molybdenum deposit in Norway. In addition to conducting detailed studies of VMS and gold deposits in Manitoba he has undertaken geochemical studies and helped develop new methods for mineral exploration. Dr Gale was VP of Exploration for VMS Ventures Inc and Harvest Gold Corp from 2005 -09 and is currently the President and CEO of Namex Explorations Inc, a gold exploration company, and CEO and Chairman of Triple Nine Resources Ltd and Four Corners Mining Corporation, which are advancing a world class Iron-Titanium-Vanadium deposit in Newfoundland. He is a member of the Professional Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists
Derek Wong P. Eng.
Mr.Wong of Calgary, AB is a Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and since 2005 has held senior positions responsible for the planning and development of large capital projects for a Canadian oilsands producer in northern Alberta, A native of Abbotsford, BC, he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science—Chemical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia .